Rotating knee prosthesis. Surface or hinge replacement?

Orthopade. 2000 Jun:29 Suppl 1:S43-4. doi: 10.1007/pl00003682.


Until the early 1990's our experience in Total Knee Replacement (TKR) was based on AGC 2000, Tricon M and MG implants. Starting from 1992 we decided to use a rotating knee prosthesis. At that time in Italy there were many knee replacement devices with rotating elements: Oxford, LCS, Rotaglide and Endomodel from Link. The Endomodel rotating prosthesis was our choice and between 1992 and 1995 we implanted 142 prosthesis of this type, 128 as primary replacement and 14 as TKR revision. The overall results were good or excellent in most of our cases (Fig. 1). During this period we had 6 dislocations of the device (Fig. 2) and 4 infections: 1 from our service and 3 coming from other hospitals.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Knee Prosthesis*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnostic imaging
  • Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Radiography
  • Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
  • Weight-Bearing / physiology